Check out this awesome frugal tip that Melissa sent in:
“My son LOVES Gerber’s yogurt melts, but they are pretty expensive (around $3 for a small 1-oz bag) and when I read the ingredients, I was shocked to see the second ingredient is sugar. I decided to try making them myself.
All you do is cut up your baby’s favorite fruit – fresh is best, but frozen works too. Puree it in a blender or food processor. Then add about twice as much plain yogurt (whole milk or Greek yogurt works best) and blend them together. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then make little blobs of yogurt using a small decorating tip or a ziplock bag with the corner cut. Freeze until solid, then peel off the blobs and toss them in a freezer-safe plastic container or baggie.
I don’t have a freeze-dry machine, so I couldn’t replicate the shelf-stability of the Gerber product. But I’m a stay-at-home mom and most of the time, it’s not an issue – I pull a few from the container in the freezer and plop them on his tray. My son eats them so fast, they never have a chance to melt. This is hands down his favorite snack!”
What a fantastic tip! And it’s perfect with Summer right around the corner.
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